Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Shane Shin

Co-Founder
Shorooq Partners

As a Forbes 30 Under 30, Kauffman Fellows, Founding Managing Partner at Shorooq Partners, Shane spearheads Shorooq Partners.  Shorooq is a leading Seed Stage VC in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.   Shane has built his career as an investment professional, investment banker and entrepreneur in the US.  He used to work at UBS, TD Securities, Lazard Freres & Co., Alpine Investors and GlobalFoundries – wholly owned subsidiary by Mubadala Investment Company, $250bn Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund. Shane concentrated in Finance and Mandarin at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with Summa Cum Laude, Joseph Wharton Scholar and Benjamin Franklin Scholar Honors.   Shane is born and grew up in South Korea and has studied and worked in the US, Canada and China prior to settling down in UAE.  Having played the piano and clarinet for 15+ years, he has a strong passion for music and community service and performed in many musical concerts.


Sessions of the speaker

24-MAR-2020

24-MAR-2020

14:00 – 15:30

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 90% of firms worldwide. They are the most significant contributors to employment and generate the majority of jobs in developing economies. SMEs are also a substantial contributor to overall value-added in these economies.

However, SMEs face greater financing obstacles than larger firms—they enjoy less access to external finance and face higher transactions costs and higher risk premiums. Almost 70% of SMEs do not use external financing from financial institutions, and another 15% are underfinanced. The total credit required to finance these SMEs fully is over $2 trillion, equivalent to 14% of total developing economy GDP.

The session will discuss how to finance SMEs in this digital era and what challenges are.

14:00 – 14:05

Introduction

TBA
Speakers:
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Hon. Giulio Centemero
Chairman of the PAM Panel on Trade and Investments in the Mediterranean
Parliamentary Assembly of Mediterranean (PAM)

14:05 – 14:25
14:25 – 15:25

Panel Discussion

TBA
Speakers:
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Dr. Karim El Solh
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Gulf Capital
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Massimo Falcioni
Chief Executive Officer
Etihad Credit Insurance
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Tanvir Aslam
Country Manager - United Arab Emirates
Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)
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Shane Shin
Co-Founder
Shorooq Partners
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Mr. Shachindra Nath
Executive Chairman
U GRO Capital